Washington D.C. (March 17, 2020) – Sterne Kessler is pleased to announce the recent release of 2019 PTAB Year in Review: Analysis & Trends and Federal Circuit Appeals from the PTAB: Summaries of Key 2019 Decisions. These reports provide analysis of noteworthy patent disputes at the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board and appeals to the Federal Circuit during 2019.

The inaugural 2019 PTAB Year in Review: Analysis & Trends report explores the power, resilience, and ever-evolving nature of the PTAB through a series of articles addressing the most significant decisions, updates, and rule changes of 2019. Authors dissect the implications of several PTAB proceedings, honing in on cases that address such topics as discretionary denial, motions to amend, and estoppels. The report is edited by Directors Eldora L. Ellison, Ph.D., Michael D. Specht, and Robert Greene Sterne.

The third annual Federal Circuit Appeals from the PTAB: Summaries of Key 2019 Decisions report provides insights into last year’s significant rulings in appeals from the PTAB and outlines a summary of statistical trends. An examination of numerous trends and the topics of standing, sovereign immunity, constitutionality, and antedating references are among the many pertinent issues addressed in the 2019 report. The report is edited by Directors Jon E. Wright and Michael Joffre, Ph.D., who also serves as an author.

Both reports are available online in PDF and HTML formats here and here.

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